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24/05/2016

EU slams ICAO inaction on aviation emissions

Topic: ICAO


Transport 08-02-2016

ICAO seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules

Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday (7 February) as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing and the Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and cargo aircraft.
Transport 29-01-2016

UN rejects EU request to attend green aviation meeting

EXCLUSIVE / The United Nations’ agency for aviation, the ICAO, has snubbed a request by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to allow MEPs to sit in on a crunch meeting to reduce the industry’s contribution to climate change.
Transport 23-09-2015

Report: UN agency delays plane tracking proposal

The United Nations agency that oversees civil aviation may delay a plan to require that airlines track the location of their planes by two years, to 2018, according to an internal report seen by Reuters.
Transport 08-09-2015

Civil aviation falling short of climate commitments

Energy efficiency in aviation is improving too slowly, and the sector is set to miss its climate objectives, a recent study by the International Council on Clean Transport has found. Journal de l'Environnement reports
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Transport 17-06-2015

Engine executive: Using technology to trim aircraft emissions

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Building aircraft propulsion systems involves a balancing act between reducing fuel use and addressing noise and air pollution, a leading engine executive tells EurActiv at the Paris Air Show.
Global Europe 15-04-2015

EU report on airliner incidents makes no mention of Russia

The European Aviation Safety Agency published a report today (15 April) bearing the title Occurrences over the high seas involving military aircraft in 2014.
Transport 03-02-2015

Kallas: Europe must reduce subsidies to transport

EU governments pour too much public money into obsolete enterprises and thereby keep low-quality transport services going when they should not be allowed to do so, said Siim Kallas in an interview reflecting on his legacy as Commission Vice-President in the Barroso II team.
Transport 10-12-2014

EU mulls introducing flight-tracking unilaterally

The European Union is weighing plans to impose flight-tracking unilaterally in response to the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner, threatening a backlash from airlines over timing and costs, people familiar with the matter said.
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Transport 01-08-2014

Cleaner and Quieter Aviation: Farnborough International Airshow 2014

SPECIAL REPORT / The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long aerospace and defense trade exhibition. The airshow took place between 14 and 20 July and saw 72 billion dollars of orders announced.
Transport 04-04-2014

EU fails to curb aviation emissions

MEPs voted in favor of a watered down deal on aviation emissions on 3 April, after the EU Commission backed down from its own proposal a day before.
Transport 07-03-2014

Kallas: Global aviation emissions talks 'a nightmare'

As the EU institutions found a fragile compromise on the emissions trading scheme for aviation, the EU commissioner in charge of transport said the EU executive was still “committed to the ETS” and put the blame on member states for its failure.
Transport 31-01-2014

MEPs defy EU states on aviation emissions law

The European parliament's environment committee has voted to apply the EU’s emissions trading system to all airlines operating anywhere in the bloc’s air space, even though France, the UK and other states want the scheme confined to intra-EU flights.
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Transport 30-01-2014

Parliament defies EU states on aviation emissions law

The European parliament's environment committee voted on Thursday to apply the EU’s emissions trading system to all airlines operating anywhere in the bloc’s air space, even though France, the UK and other states want the scheme confined to intra-EU flights.
Transport 27-01-2014

Aviation emissions law 'puts Europe’s global power to the test', MEPs say

The emissions trading system (ETS) for aviation is rapidly turning into a “political question of the EU’s influence on the world stage”, members of the European Parliament and industry representatives said on Thursday (23 January), ahead of a key vote in the Parliament's environment committee on 30 January.
Transport 15-11-2013

EU aviation emissions proposals attacked from all sides

An amended Commission proposal to force airlines to pay a carbon charge on flights within the European Economic Area was slammed by both left- and right-wing MEPs in the Parliament's transport committee yesterday (15 November).
Transport 04-10-2013

UN aviation body reaches consensus on emissions deal

The UN’s civil aviation body reached consensus on 3 October for a roadmap to decide to create a market-based scheme curbing aviation emissions by 2020, but rejected an EU proposal allowing it to apply its Emissions Trading System (ETS) to foreign airlines in the interim.
Transport 23-07-2013

EU in last lap of talks on global aviations emissions deal

Diplomatic talks on a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the global aviation industry have intensified recently as EU and US officials try to stave off the threat of a trade war, lawmakers and observers said.
Transport 22-03-2013

Low-fare airlines to sue EU for 'stopping the clock' on ETS

The European Low Fares Airline Association says it will file a lawsuit against the European Commission’s proposed one-year suspension of the Emissions Trading System's (ETS) application to airlines if the measure is approved.

UN begins 'crunch' debate over airline emissions as EU deadline looms

The council of the UN’s airline body, ICAO, will today (9 November) grapple with the dispute over how to make airlines pay for their carbon emissions, just months before EU law is due to oblige airlines to comply with its Emissions Trading System (ETS).

MEP slams U.S. Congress on ETS: 'Arrogant and ignorant'

A leading MEP strongly reacted after the US Senate transport committee cleared a key vote on a measure that would ban American airlines from paying for their carbon emissions and participating in the EU’s controversial cap-and-trade scheme.
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Transport 13-07-2012

EU 'committed' to reaching accord on aviation ETS

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Union is "totally committed" to reaching a global deal on carbon emissions from airlines, the Commission said yesterday (12 July) as efforts resumed to defuse an international row over the issue.
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Transport 03-07-2012

EU faces prolonged wait in aviation ETS row

SPECIAL REPORT / A global resolution to Europe’s battle with China and other countries over curbing aviation emissions is unlikely before October 2013, risking growing pressure from domestic airlines and trade partners.
Transport 04-10-2011

India, 25 others oppose EU airline carbon charge plan

European Union plans to charge airlines for carbon emissions are "discriminatory" and violate global laws, a group of 26 countries including the United States and China, according to a joint declaration.
Transport 01-10-2007

EU slams ICAO inaction on aviation emissions

Air transport officials from around the world rejected ambitious EU proposals on cutting greenhouse gases from international aviation at an annual meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. But the EU stressed it would not back down on its plan to include foreign airlines in its carbon cap-and-trade system.